Creating positive change and supporting Canada’s mental health

The impact of each interaction on Bell Let’s Talk Day has been felt across the nation. Thank you to all those who continue to speak up about mental illness. Together, we can all play a role in creating positive change.

The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund will provide grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for people in Canada. Click here for more information.

In July 2020, Bell Let’s Talk announced a new $5 million Diversity Fund to support the mental health and well-being of members of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities across Canada. For more information, click here.

Small action. Big impact.

1,168,302,700

Total number of interactions

$108,415,135

committed

to mental health initiatives

775

Community Fund grants

$20.8 million in funding

Children & Youth

$2.7 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$2.1 million in funding

Military family support

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,100 organizations who have supported over

3,806,409

Canadians with access to mental health services

$13 million

in Community Fund grants

2,312,193

crisis and distress

line users

1,739,136

children & youth reached

792,363

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,455,078

trained staff and volunteers

19,376

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

83%

of Canadians reported believing attitudes about mental illness have changed for the better

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2020

Eva’s Initiatives For Homeless Youth – Toronto, ON

Eva’s Initiatives provides shelter, transitional housing, and programming to help young people struggling with substance use and mental illness build brighter futures free of homelessness. The funding will enhance services offered at the facility including case management, counselling, crisis intervention, housing, and peer support. The program is designed to provide an encouraging atmosphere in which youth are supported in developing their minds, bodies, and spirits.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

FIREFLY – Kenora, ON

FIREFLY provides emotional, physical, developmental, and community services for children across Northwestern Ontario. With the donation from Bell Let’s Talk, they will offer virtual counselling, which will reduce wait times and expand services to youth who are more comfortable using their smartphones to talk about mental health and wellness.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

Grand River Hospital Foundation – Kitchener, ON

Grand River Hospital is the leading authority on mental health in Kitchener Waterloo region with 30 psychiatrists and 115 beds available for mental health care. Bell Let’s Talk funding will subsidize a child/youth worker’s salary who will assist every client by identifying community activities that support pro-social bonding and build resiliency and other skills essential to recovery.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

Hawkesbury & District General Hospital (HGH) Foundation – Hawkesbury, ON

The walk-in counselling clinic is a new initiative from the HGH mental health and addiction department. This new clinic will serve clients 16 years of age and older with the support of social workers, psychotherapists, and counsellors. The clinic will be open one day a week, and operation will increase with demand which will significantly reduce the current wait time of 4 to 18 months to receive counselling at HGH.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

Home Horizon Georgian Triangle Residential Services – Collingwood, ON

Home Horizon supports women and their families by providing transitional housing during times of crisis. Clients receive one professional therapy session per week. Bell Let’s Talk funding will double these mental wellness therapy sessions enabling more effective client mental health evaluations in order to improve access to appropriate treatment leading to positive outcomes.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

Hope+Me- Mood Disorders Association of Ontario & Toronto – Toronto, ON

Hope+Me- will use Bell Let’s Talk funding to translate their existing program into Traditional Chinese (Cantonese) and Simplified Chinese (Mandarin) and to form an Asian youth advisory committee. The program’s goal is to encourage Asian youth to advocate for the mental health and the well-being of others in their community.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre – Ottawa, ON

Hopewell is a centre of excellence, providing information and support to those affected by eating disorders by helping youth understand the importance of healthy attitudes towards body image, eating, physical activity, and mental health. With the help of Bell Let’s Talk funding, Hopewell plans to develop and pilot an online support group as well as produce three workshops broadcast through webinars for people struggling with and recovering from an eating disorder.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

Horizons for Youth – City of York, ON

Horizons for Youth (HFY) is a shelter for homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24 years old. HFY’s mental health and wellness program is designed to help youth exit homelessness by improving their mental health and wellbeing. Bell Let’s Talk funding will provide youth with access to therapeutic counselling, case management, crisis management, referrals to supportive services in the community, assistance monitoring medication and medicating practices, accompaniment to medical appointments when needed, and twice-weekly wellness workshops.

Community Fund Ontario 2020